Quantcast
Connect with us

Scathing WaPo editorial slams Trump’s horrifying ‘wrong’ response to the New Zealand massacre

Published

on

On Friday, The Washington Post editorial board issued a stark rebuke against President Donald Trump’s handling of the New Zealand massacre.

A mass shooting at two New Zealand mosques left 49 people dead, and several injured. The shooter released a manifesto that was filled with hateful ideologies towards immigrants and Muslim.

“The alleged gunman’s garden-variety racism — his rantings about the peril posed to whites faced with ‘replacement’ by Muslims — is of a piece with other hatreds espoused by other racist killers in other places and times,” the editorial said.

ADVERTISEMENT

The editorial explained that Trump is not to blame for the shooting, but called him out for his poor example of condemning hate.

“President Trump is not to blame for the tragedy, despite his own history of Islamophobic statements and a travel ban that targets predominantly Muslim nations,” they wrote.

“Still, he should go further than he has; for starters, by condemning the alleged killer, whose nativist rhetoric — he called immigrants ‘invaders,’ attacked ‘mass immigration’ and wrote that he hoped to ‘directly reduce immigration rates’ — overlaps with the president’s own,” the editorial said.

The editorial then listed multiple examples of when the president failed to speak out against the rise of white nationalism — which he believes is not actually on the rise.

“Mr. Trump, who could not bring himself to criticize the white nationalists in Charlottesville who chanted that minorities (Jews, in that case) would ‘not replace us,’ on Friday said he doesn’t regard white nationalism as a problem. That’s the wrong message. Instead, he ought to state unambiguously that the New Zealand suspect’s ‘replacement’ ideology is an unacceptable trope in civilized discourse,” the editorial said.

ADVERTISEMENT

Read the full editorial here.


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Former Trump administration official refers to a renowned Black scholar as ‘some criminal’

Published

on

President Donald Trump's former Attorney General Jeff Sessions referred to renowned Black Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. as "some criminal" in an interview with The New York Times Magazine.

Sessions, one of Trump's earliest supporters who was later fired after years of attacks from the president, is currently attempting to reclaim his old Senate seat in Alabama. Sessions has desperately tried to tout his Trumpist credentials on the campaign trail, even as the president has waged a campaign aimed at sabotaging his primary bid.

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Miami-Dade cop relieved of duty after punching irate woman at Florida airport

Published

on

A bad situation turned worse, after a woman missed her flight at Miami International Airport. When police were called, things got even worse.

According to the Miami Herald, body-camera footage, which surfaced Wednesday evening, showed the officer hitting the woman yelling at him.

“You acting like you white when you really Black...what you want to do?” the woman without a mask says.

She then stepped very close to the officer, putting her face against his and that's when he struck her in the face.

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

Appellate Judge says Mary Trump’s tell-all book can be released

Published

on

Yesterday, a judge paused Mary Trump's tell-all book on President Donald Trump and his family, but Wednesday evening, a New York appellate judge ruled that Simon & Schuster could move forward with releasing the book.

According to the New York Times, Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man will be released in four weeks, on schedule.

"Justice Alan Scheinkman’s ruling, however, put off addressing a central aspect of the bitter spat about the manuscript that has been roiling all month in the Trump family: whether, by writing the book, Ms. Trump violated a confidentiality agreement put in place nearly 20 years ago after a struggle over the will of her grandfather, Fred Trump Sr., Donald Trump’s father," the report said.

Continue Reading
 
 
You need honest news coverage. Help us deliver it. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1. Go ad-free.
close-image